Apple Pencil

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What’s in the Box

Apple Pencil, Lightning adapter, and extra tip

  • Overview

    Apple Pencil expands the power of iPad Pro and iPad (6th generation) and opens up new creative possibilities. It’s sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight, create subtle shading, and produce a wide range of artistic effects — just like a conventional pencil, but with pixel-perfect precision.

    What’s in the Box

    Apple Pencil

    Lightning adapter

    Extra tip

    Tech Specs

    Dimensions

    Length: 6.92 inches (175.7 mm) measured from tip to cap

    Diameter: 0.35 inch (8.9 mm)

    Weight: 0.73 ounce (20.7 grams)

    Connections

    Bluetooth

    Lightning connector

    Other Features

    Magnetically attached cap

  • 3.5 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

      Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than Yes this is the best stylus ever made, no doubt about it. But having no ability to replace a seven cents piece of plastic at the end of the stylus is more than just a little frustrating. I love my new iPad Pro, but for me without the pencil it is not one stitch more useful than my three-year-old iPad. I bought the pencil, which wasn't easy as everyone will remember, but now having lost one tip, and gone through the other, I have $1400 worth of technology that is next to useless because I cannot buy a new tip, which would likely be seven cents worth of material, which I would still happily buy for Apples hugh markup... $10????... If replacement TIPS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE... This so atypical for Apple.... it just makes me sick with frustration! Please Apple..MARKET REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS OR ALLOW OTHERS TO DO IT!!! I have spent too much time and money on your products to be treated so poorly.

      • Written by Danah C from Calgary

      7195 of 8167 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?REALLY. Still no replacement tips!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

      I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confus I love the way the pencil works as a drawing tool and it's as good if not better than any Wacom product (5 stars for that). When you bear down it can get confused and flash it's edge shading tool. I got mine in 3 weeks. The cylindrical industrial design promotes breakage as every other #2 pencil in the world is faceted so as not to roll off a desk. No eraser as on Wacom and 53. Lots of changing tools. Mine fell from my pants pocket to the ground (3 feet) and the tip bent and it would not draw properly. I changed the tip and now it works better, but still has sensing issues. Dropping a computer is a rarity, but dropping a pencil is pretty commonplace. Seems too precious for long term everyday use. How can you reinvent a 99 cent pencil into a $99. pencil and have it be this fragile? (2 star deduction.) It falls nose down with all the electronics inside so I was toast. It's also about an inch longer than the average pen so it seems awkward in a shirt pocket, thus flipping out of my side pant pocket. Be careful not to lose the chicklet sized adapter that allows it it be charged by cord. No means of attaching it to the case. Samsung buried theirs in the device. When it works I love it and the software can only get better. Great pencil, just don't drop it..

      • Written by Edward a S from Los Angeles

      3157 of 3420 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's sketchy...but don't DARE drop it.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Could be much better

      The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alterna The concept was great. The execution, not so much. For it's precision, I like the small diameter tip on the pencil. However, it would be nice if an alternate tip with a slightly softer material was available. The tap-tap-tap on my iPad Pro screen becomes very loud at night when you are next to your sleeping spouse. For me, the body is too hard and slick to provide a comfortable secure grip, especially when combined with the natural oils exuded from your skin over time. A slightly larger diameter or a semi-hexagonal shape would be more useful, and/or the addition of a removable textured silicone sleeve for those with a weaker grip. Just because you can cram the electronics into a small tube the size of a #2 pencil doesn't mean you should do so. The round body and too-weak magnetic attraction of the single metal ring located near the cap prevents secure temporary storage on the Smart Cover - a very convenient resting space since no other means of docking/storage on the iPad is provided. If the body had squared-off sides, and/or there was a 2nd magnetic ring near the stylus tip the adhesion to the Smart Cover would be much more secure. With the variety of small parts that come with the pencil a small pocket-sized storage case for the adapter, the spare stylus tip, and the pencil cap (when charging) would have been a nice addition to the package.

      • Written by Richard B from Mount Airy

      2254 of 2576 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be much better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Buyer BEWARE!

      For starters, it never got battery life (8-12 hours) that Apple quotes. The inability to “turn off” the Pencil was another downside as it would constantly lose For starters, it never got battery life (8-12 hours) that Apple quotes. The inability to “turn off” the Pencil was another downside as it would constantly lose charge and be dead the next time I would attempt to use it. Turning off Bluetooth seemed to do the trick, but users shouldn’t have to manually turn off Bluetooth to keep their Pencils from slowly dying while not in use. I never encountered serious battery issues until a month ago. Despite sitting untouched, I received a Pencil Low Battery warning on my iPad. I plugged in my Apple Pencil and after charging for 30 minutes it was barely able to hold a charge. I took it to the Apple store and they said they couldn’t do anything and offered to replace it, and the battery consequently, for $79. I totally understand that batteries and components degrade over time, however, this bitter experience along with the countless other 1 Star reviews proves to me that this isn’t just a one off faulty battery issue. I just hope this review gives potential buyers enough warning that Apple has a serious battery issue on their hands. If the battery on these devices are irreplaceable and they give out after 2 years of ownership — I wouldn’t even say “2 years of use” because I definitely did not use and/or charge this device enough times to warrant serious battery degradation —then that seems like planned obsolescence to me. If $79 for two years of use is fine for you, then by all means make this purchase as you will enjoy this product. If a 2 year lifetime and asking price seems steep, please reconsider. Don’t fall for the design and marketing for this product. If these reviews are anything to go by, it looks like you will be stuck with an overpriced plastic fake Pencil once it reaches the end of its battery life. I fully expect more 1 star reviews to begin trickling out once others have had their Pencils for some time.

      • Written by Antonio A from Morris Plains

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Buyer BEWARE!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      AMAZING

      AMAZING!!!! THIS PEN HAS CHANGED THE WAY I DO MY NOTES!!!!

      • Written by Georgie R from Nashville

      Is this review useful?AMAZING

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Too big and too heavy

      My hand after a while hurts , I find the Pencil to be big and very heavy and quite uncomfortable for those who use it for many hours straight

      • Written by George V from Ηράκλειο

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Too big and too heavy

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